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ResearchMethods

QUESTION1

Whenscholars impose their model on the theory instead of crafting a modelto test the theory

Havingweak theories too imprecise to test

Whenscholars offer transparent scholarship

QUESTION2

False

QUESTION3

False

QUESTION4

Ordinal

QUESTION5

Ethiopiahas more political freedom than Russia.

Syriansenjoy more political freedom than Libyans.

Italyhas less political freedom than the US or Poland but more thanEthiopia.

Libyahas less political freedom than Syria or Iran.

QUESTION6

Nominalor Categorical

QUESTION7

Ordinal

QUESTION8

Italyis more democratic than Ethiopia.

Syriais less democratic than Russia.

QUESTION9

Astate with stronger democratic institutions does not automaticallyenjoy greater political freedom.

QUESTION10

Interval

QUESTION11

Direct/Positiverelationship.

QUESTION12

Pleasematch the described variable with the variable type.

Thepresence or absence of war- Nominal or categorical

7-PointScale indicating personal approval/disapproval of trade policy –Ordinal.

Yearssince a revolution took place – Interval.

GDPper capita measurement – ratio.

QUESTION13

Themean will be less than the median.

QUESTION14

Ordinal

QUESTION15

Nominalor categorical

QUESTION16

TheConstant

QUESTION17

StronglyOppose

QUESTION18

Whenone faces a reasonable objection to one’s research, one needs toredesign the study to overcome the identified weakness.

QUESTION19

Supportfor Trade Restrictions

QUESTION20

Stateswith repeated conflicts spanning years are properly consideredinternational rivalries.

QUESTION21

Itis impossible to predict whether Fish’s paper shows thiscoefficient as a positive or negative value.

QUESTION22

Itincreases the probability of the event.

QUESTION23

True

QUESTION24

Adoes not cause B

QUESTION25

Thereis no apparent relationship between democratic institutions andinterest rates.

Thereis no statistical difference between the cost of borrowing money indemocratic or non-democratic states.

Ifdemocratic institutions benefit the local economy, there is noevidence that this applies to interest rates.

QUESTION26

True

QUESTION27

True

QUESTION28

Yes,there is a positive relationship between GATT/WTO membership andinward FDI

QUESTION29

Whydemocratic states do not go to war with other democracies.

Howdeveloping states really have higher per capita incomes thandeveloped states.

Howhigher performing individuals or groups may appear worse when theirperformance is aggregated and compared with other individuals orgroups.

QUESTION30

Itindicates a negative relationship which should lead the researcher toreject the hypothesis.

QUESTION31

Itincreases the probability of the event by .24

QUESTION32

Cost-benefitanalysis is the essence of decision making

QUESTION33

unipolarity,bipolarity and balance of power systems

QUESTION34

Matrixwith No Equilibrium

QUESTION35

True

QUESTION36

Decisionsare solely based on cost-benefit analysis and are, thereby,decontextualized.

Preferencesvary between actors in the real world.

Gametheory is only as good as the model.

QUESTION37

Thethree most important elements in a game theory model are:

Actors

ControlVariables

Payoffs

QUESTION38

Whatare the payoffs in the game?

Whatare the choices available to each actor?

Whoare relevant actors?

Whatare rules of the game?

QUESTION39

“Chilehas shown significant economic improvement through its reliance onmultiple free trade agreements with advanced industrial states.Consequently, any emerging market state that wishes to develop shouldpursue similar policies.”

QUESTION40

Arecruiter was guilty of employing a false analogy because thepopulation of NYC included people of all ages and the Navy employedonly healthy individuals in their prime. If you compared similarpopulations in age and health in NYC, the Navy would be a far moredangerous place to work.

QUESTION41

TheOrshansky calculation was unable to handle regional variation andassumed that a family in St. Paul would have the same living expensesas a family in Santa Barbara.

QUESTION42

TheNash equilibrium indicates that democratic states engage in greaterlevels of trade protection.

QUESTION43

False

QUESTION44

True

QUESTION45

Theformal model is likely wrong and one needs to re-examine theassumptions and come up with a more realistic paradigm.

QUESTION46

Thereare multiple paths states can pursue that lead to the same end.

Thediversity of policy options makes it impossible to engage ininternational relations research.

QUESTION47

True

References.

Mansfield,E. D., Milner, H. V., &amp Rosendorff, B. P. (2000). Free to trade:Democracies, autocracies, and international trade.&nbspAmericanPolitical Science Review,&nbsp94(02),305- 321.